Originally Posted by GMack
Conversion shows that to be $38,275.61 US dollars.
(may be a big market for used BMWs over there)
Won't be a big market for anything but can see where you are going
. China has restrictions, or zones, in place where big cc bikes can go, and it is only in a few designated areas around Beijing. No countryside riding, no going far riding. The rules are changing, the restrictions relaxing, but as of last year this is practically all one can do with a non ~125cc bike without going through enormous amounts of red tape.
When H-D opened up their first store in Beijing (Around March '06) the restrictions noted above were recognized but Milwaukee knows, as does Munich, that the potential is enormous in China once restrictions on where one can ride are more relaxed. I remember seeing a report noting BMW sold 25 bikes in China in 2005!
I hope it is possible soon, maybe in the next few years, to be able to rent a bike out of Beijing, Shanghai, etc. and travel unfettered throughout the country. Have been there several times and it would be a memorable ride.